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Halifax Harbour and Approaches

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 16 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 late this afternoon and to southeast 35 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 near midnight then diminishing to southwest 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 35 Sunday morning.

Rain tonight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Low tonight plus 2. High Sunday plus 7.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6240W to Prince
Edward Island near 4600N 6240W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6310W
to 4715N 6405W to 4840N 6345W to 4845N 6150W to 5040N 5820W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Halifax Harbour and Approaches

Issued 3:30 PM AST 16 January 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 16 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. AST today intensifying low 988 mb located over southern
New England.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 984 mb located over Maine.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the eastern Marine District.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing ridge located from Newfoundland
to the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:23 PM AST 16 January 2021 An intensifying low pressure system over Southern Maine early this
evening will track north then northeastward tonight to lie near the
Gaspé Peninsula Sunday afternoon. Gale to storm force southeasterly
winds will spread across the marine district ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern
shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau - western half,
Laurentian Fan - western half, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait -
eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen - eastern half. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that a high water level warning is
in effect for Gulf-Magdalen for Sunday near high tide near noon.
In addition, higher than normal water levels are expected for
Chaleur-Miscou for early evening on Sunday.

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